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    Re: Table A4 + elevation?
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2003 May 1, 17:13 -0700

    Correction: 051113 gmt 05-01  Polaris  Hs = 32*-23.3'
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Royer, Doug [mailto:doug.royer@REMEC.COM]
    Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 12:59
    Subject: Table A4 + elevation?
    On 04-26 I completed 6 sets of reflected Sun altitudes during the day.I'm at
    2100 ft. elevation.Temps. were 60-68*F while doing this.Sextant is 0.1' off
    arc.After all corrections were made the standard error was about 0.1' of arc
    for each set.I used Mr. Hebard's advice about elevation and Table A4.A4
    corrections as he stated;between + 0.1- 0.3 for the temp. and elevation.Each
    set of sightings had 3 shots and times to average against a calculated Hc
    slope from Ho-229. All's well.Outstanding final position.Checked against the
    software I was only off the above error. I didn't save the data.
    04-30 I tried 3 sets of reflected star altitudes.Temp. was a steady 43*F
    throughout.All averaged as above.After all corrections were made,the LOPs
    drawn and checked against the software, the error turned out to be + 0.8' of
    arc for each group.This was a constant for all this nights sights.
    Here is the data from 04-30.Ic = + 0.1'. A4 cor. = 0.0' (column H. 970 mb
    and 43*F). A2 cor. = -1.4' to -1.5'.  zt = 2100 hrs. 04-30
    050416 gmt 05-01 Spica Hs = 32*43.2'
    051113 gmt 05-01 Polaris Hs = 32*42.7'
    051822 gmt 05-01 Procyon Hs = 34*42.7'
    The resulting error put the final LOP pos. less than 1/4 mi. from where I
    was.All is real well!! However,usually I have errors around 0.1' of arc when
    averageing.That would have placed the LOP pos. about a mile away.I can live
    with either of these final positions but was wondering why this error
    outside the usual error.
    The reflections in the horizon and scope were clear and bright so I feal the
    error isn' t in this area.Each seperate time was timed  to the closest
    secound.I don't think it was a time error.
    I'm wondering about the temp. and the altitude as the cause.All the errors
    are the same for each averaged sight.Do any of you guys have an idea on

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